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sethr 05-20-2007 11:44 PM

Framing a Wall with a Soffit on Top
 
Hi all,

Iím framing my basement and I have a question. Can I build a soffit on top of an outside wall? I have pipes running the length of the basement along the outside wall. I want to build a soffit to enclose the pipes and attach the top plate to the soffit instead of the joists. Is that possible? It would be shallow soffit and I could build it with 2x4 instead of 2x2. What do you think?
I would just be so much easier than rerouting all the supply lines.

Thanks for any advise. Seth R.

RippySkippy 05-21-2007 06:49 AM

It's done many times and will look fine when finished. Becareful not to hide those things that shouldn't be hidded i.e. gas pipe connections boxes etc. :thumbup:

AtlanticWBConst. 05-21-2007 09:14 AM

Check out these threads:

http://www.diychatroom.com/showthrea...sement+Soffits


http://www.diychatroom.com/showthrea...0438#post40438


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